Wednesday, April 25, 2012

3426 Palm St , San Diego, California

3426 Palm St , San Diego, California

  • $539,000
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baths: 2
  • SQ FT : 1088
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Don't Waste Your Time Being a Christian

10 Ways in Which You Can Waste Your Time Being a Christian:

1. Allow yourself to be bitter against someone who has hurt you.

Bitterness will destroy your spiritual life and take others down with you (Hebrews 12:15).

2. Use your time, your money, and your resources only for yourself and your needs.

In other words, live life for yourself (and your immediate family) rather than for others.

3. Spend little to no time with the Lord in solitude – just you and Him alone.

Fill your life with all sorts of other activities. Stay busy.

4. Neglect reading the Scriptures.

They reveal Christ and contain God’s life (John 5:39; 6:63; 2 Timothy 3:16). They are food for your spirit. To neglect them is to starve your spirit.

5. Defame others or misrepresent them or their work (especially fellow believers).

Don’t go to them directly if you have a concern or problem and ask them for clarity. (And if you do go to them, don’t listen to what they have to say.) Be not deceived: To speak ill about or misrepresent another follower of Jesus is to speak ill about or misrepresent Jesus Himself. And He doesn’t take it kindly (Matthew 25:40; Acts 9:1-4; Titus 3:2).

6. Rarely (or never) read books with spiritual depth

...or listen to Christ-centered messages by other servants of God. Forget the contribution of the body of Christ, past and present. Throw out spiritual education. Live under the delusion that all you need is the Holy Spirit and your Bible. (If you want to tune-up in this area, I recommend all the books in the “Spiritual Growth” shelf on this list.)

7. Have no fellowship or relationship with other believers.

Live as a solo Christian. Use the excuse that you can’t find any other Christians who love Jesus like you do.

8. Let envy and jealousy take hold of your heart and drive your actions.

Envy and jealousy is often the root behind slander. Incidentally, countless Christians don’t know what slander looks like and fail to recognize it when it’s right in front of them. So be sure to read this article so you know how to recognize it. Engaging in or listening to slander proves toxic to your spiritual life.

9. Never learn from your mistakes nor take responsibility for them.

Blame others instead. And never apologize to the people you’ve wronged.

10. Waste every crisis that comes into your life.

A crisis is a difficult and unwelcome opportunity to discover Jesus Christ in a new way. Don’t look for the hand of God behind the crisis and submit to it. Forget James and Peter who both said, “Humble yourself under God’s mighty hand, and He will exalt you.” (1 Peter 5:7; James 4:10) Blame God instead.

The above is in no particular order. And many other points can be added to the list. But each of these is a sure-fire way to hamper your growth in Christ and waste your time being a follower of Jesus.
In addition, I’d give this list to all new Christians as elements to begin focusing their lives upon (only I’d reword them to make them positives).

See also, Why I Gave Up Living the Christian Life

If you had to pick 2 or 3 on this list as the most important, which ones would you select and why?

FRANK VIOLA is a popular conference speaker and the best-selling author of numerous books on the deeper Christian life, including "Revise Us Again," "From Eternity to Here," "Epic Jesus," and "Jesus Manifesto" (co-authored with Leonard Sweet). His blog, "Beyond Evangelical," is rated as one of the most popular in Christian circles today: If you wish to comment on this post, please post it directly on 
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Opt Out of the 'War on Women'

April 13, 2012
Why We Can All Opt Out of the 'War on Women'
We can all stop using such violent imagery to describe what women face.
Rachel Held Evans, guest blogger

“She’s never worked a day in her life.”
“At least I don’t just drop my kids off at daycare.”
“She’s one of those annoying Attachment Parenting moms.”
“She’s one of those annoying Babywise moms.”
“No kids? And that’s on purpose?”
“I’ll be praying that God brings a man into your life soon.”

Let’s face it. We’ve all been on the giving and receiving end of jabs like these. Most of us just don’t have tens of thousands of twitter followers and a national TV audience to catch us in the act.

Though Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen has twice apologized to Ann Romney for saying that the stay-at-home mother of five boys had “never worked a day in her life,” her remarks have triggered yet another round of women-at-war stories as reporters, pundits, and bloggers continue to tout the importance of women voters in the 2012 election.

While strategists from the Left have been using the “war on women” narrative surrounding the birth control debate to rally women to their cause, strategists from the Right are hoping this latest spar in the so-called “mommy wars” will draw sympathetic moms to the Romney family and the Republican party.

Frankly, I’m tired of both sides using violent imagery to describe the difficult decisions that I, and my sisters, make every day, and I’m tired of seeing those decisions reduced to bumper sticker ideologies that can be exploited for political gain.   Read the whole story here…..

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Brother Yun will be returning to San Diego on 
Friday, April 20th at 7:00 pm - hosted by the Abiding Place.
Brother Yun has preached the gospel of Jesus throughout China. At the age of 17 he gave his life to Jesus Christ. The first year he was saved he won over 3,000 people to Jesus. He has been arrested over 30 times for preaching the gospel. He has spent more than 3,700 days in prison in which he was tortured daily.
The book "The Heavenly Man" is the true story of his life in China, it is a modern day book of Acts. Mark your calenders.You don't want to miss this event.
You can read more online about Brother Yun at the Back To Jerusalem web site.